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A Review of ChatGPT from OpenAI
As a writer the announcement of ChatGPT back in November 2022 made my heart sink. The creativity and imagination we writers love to use, could surely not be recreated by AI tech? But having used OpenAI’s DALL.E 2 image tool, I knew there was a possibility that the AI could learn to mix bits and pieces of information it found on the web and create something new.
Of course, I had to try it out! And I had to suffer the consequences of every other interested party doing the same…it’s free after all! This has meant server issues have caused problems for OpenAI, although as I write this, I haven’t suffered any issues since before Christmas using ChatGPT.
It soon became apparent that this tool can do many things.
You can ask it questions (just check the ‘facts’ it gives you, as they are not always accurate!) You can get it to write posts for social media, blog posts even! In fact, I asked it to write a post about the benefits it could bring to recruiters and sourcers. It DID write a very adequate post, littered with key words, which you can read HERE.
The ‘feel’ of the posts it writes is very much the ‘feel’ of a lot of copy you get these days. Easy reading, well structured, lots of keywords…but it’s a lot of info without the personality.
And I suppose that’s the issue with using AI at all. Hopefully it will stay that way!
Here’s all the ways I have tried it so far with a degree of success:
- Blog posts
- Social media posts
- Researching companies
- Writing short LinkedIn inmail messages
- Haiku (it didn’t always get the 5/7/5 syllable structure)
- Poetry (descriptive but lacking that emotive feel)
- Asking questions around the best ways to get responses from candidates
- Generating automatic responses for email enquiries
It’s a short list that I will continue adding to.
Here’s a couple of examples from the list above:
Write a LinkedIn Message of 350 characters or less for mental health nurses from a recruiter.
Hi there! I am currently looking for mental health nurses to join my team at [Company]. We are a dynamic and supportive workplace that values the importance of mental health care. If you are interested in learning more, please let me know. I would love to discuss potential opportunities with you. Best regards, [Your Name]
I then worded it slightly differently and got a slightly different response.
It’s certainly worth regenerating responses or changing your wording very slightly.
Show USA consumer companies that have scaled from minimum Series C to IPO
One thing that was immediately obvious is that you don’t need to proofread, or check the Flesch score of your writing. And as long as you include your keywords in your initial command, you should get enough occurrences for SEO requirements on posts. Time saved!
I did ask ChatGPT what its benefits were. Here is its response:
ChatGPT is a variant of the GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) language model that has been fine-tuned for chat-based dialogue generation. Some potential benefits of using ChatGPT include:
- Efficient response generation: ChatGPT can generate natural and coherent responses to a given prompt, making it easier and faster for organizations to communicate with customers or users.
- Personalization: ChatGPT can generate personalized responses based on the user’s previous inputs and the context of the conversation, which can help to improve the user experience.
- Language understanding: ChatGPT has been trained on a large dataset of text, which means it has a strong understanding of the structure and semantics of language. This allows it to generate responses that are appropriate for the given context and tone.
- Flexibility: ChatGPT can be used in a variety of applications, such as customer service, online tutoring, or conversational AI assistants. It can be fine-tuned and customized for specific use cases, making it a versatile tool for organizations.
As a social media post creator, and even for blog posts when you don’t have much time and would like the structure written for you, ChatGPT is a very handy tool. If you read the post, I wrote with it you will see all the ways it thinks it can help recruiters. Read it here.
It would be great to know how it performed for you, and in what imaginative ways you have used it, that it may not have thought of itself!
To create a free (at time of writing) ChatGPT account, GO HERE.